Martin Scheinin, Professor of Constitutional and International Law, and Director of the Institute for Human Rights Institute for Human Rights, is no stranger to the Tundra Tabloids, the man has been long on record for being in favor defending “a third way”. Instead of depicting the burka for what it really is -the institutionalized Islamic patriarchal subjugation of women- Scheinin chooses rather to turn a blind eye to the whole institution of Islamic misogyny, and offer a third way:
Shocker! Martin Scheinin is also the same clown (= UN Special Rapportuer) who is on record for not only trashing state sovereignty, but for opening up the floodgates for the acceptance of Sharia.
I don’t belong to the school of legal experts, according to which the state is always the main protector of its citizens safety. In a free society, there are communities and ethnic groups that can manage themselves. Control over internal groups needs to be in any case, supplemented by international control.
Over at the Winds of Jihad, Sheik Yer’Mami has this to say about the foolish Finn:
“What bothers this Un Special Rapportuer is the holding of detainees at the US naval base in Guantanamo among other things. Read it here
And this is what keeps this Special Rapportuer busy: In case you weren’t sure, human gender is changeable over time and contexts,” sex slaves must not be “stigmatized” for their work, and it’s important to recognize the role of “transgender and intersex individuals as stakeholders” in counterterrorism policy.”
Do counter-terrorism measures targeting bombers who dress as women offend the rights of transsexuals? This is one of the pressing questions addressed in a new United Nations report on Protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms while countering terrorism.”The 23-page document is the ultimate politically correct guide to combating do nothing about Islamic terrorism. It is based on the work of U.N. special rapporteur Martin Scheinin, who notes that immigration controls that focus attention on male bombers who may be dressing as females to avoid scrutiny make transgender persons susceptible to increased harassment and suspicion.” The impact on transvestites (cross-dressers) and intersex individuals (those in the midst of a sex change) is even more dramatic.Security always involves trade-offs. Everyone is subject to the inconveniences necessary to keep our society safe, and the impact varies by personal circumstances. Those who travel put up with more than those who do not. People with metal medical implants set off detectors more often. Those who live in Washington encounter more security restrictions than those who live in Peoria. Traditional Muslim women cannot go into banks wearing face-covering veils, a fact that has nothing to do with religion but with the bank’s legitimate interest in not allowing masked people on the premises. This last conflict is a case of cultural insensitivity namely the veiled woman’s insensitivity to the bank’s cultural norm of not wanting to be robbed.The U.N. report condemns profiling as a form of stereotyping. But profiling in practice is not based on mindless bigotry but on observed patterns of behavior. Suicide terrorists have used belly bombs” that make them look like pregnant women, since pregnant women were profiled as a lesser threat and could more easily get through checkpoints. Young, single white women traveling alone to and from West Africa may be subject to additional scrutiny when going through customs because drug smugglers began using them as mules precisely because they had previously not been subject to scrutiny. Terrorists and criminals thrive on exploiting these types of behavior patterns, but since, according to the U.N., they would exist in a politically correct world, we should ignore them.
U.N. Report Demands Repeal of Counterterrorism Laws to Promote ‘Gender Equality’
In case you weren’t sure, human gender is changeable over time and contexts, sex slaves must not be stigmatized for their work, and it’s important to recognize the role of transgender and intersex individuals as stakeholders in counterterrorism policy.Those are some of the conclusions of a United Nations report on counterterrorism that is intended to promote human rights but that critics say is designed to redefine gender and hamstring actual counterterror efforts.Martin Scheinin, a special rapporteur for the U.N.’s Human Rights Council, filed his report in August after six months of studying the complex relationship between gender equality and countering terrorism. Scheinin recommends a radical reworking of counterterrorism policies, insisting that the U.N.’s member nations abandon the war paradigm and enshrine the principles of gender-equality and non-discrimination in the design and implementation of all counter-terrorism measures.Among his proposals:
- Repeal all counter-terrorism measuresthat sanction the ill-treatment of women and children as a way to put pressure on terror suspects within their families.
- Loosen terror financing laws to ensure safe and effective channels for funding of organizations devoted to gender equality”
- Repeal restrictive immigration controls that violate human rights by unduly penalizing transgender persons whose personal appearance and data are subject to change” as their self-defined gender identity” changes.
Critics say the suggestions are part of an absolutely insane agenda at the U.N. that too often seems intent on undermining efforts to blot out terrorism across the globe. I would be surprised and disturbed if the U.S. took any of these recommendations seriously,” said Steven Groves, a fellow and international law expert at the Heritage Foundation.
It seems an inescapable conclusion that their desire is to greatly weaken any effective counterterrorism measure that is made by the U.S. or its allies. The report criticized enhanced security checks “that focus attention on male bombers who may be dressing as females to avoid scrutiny [and] make transgender persons” — who might also be crossdressing — “susceptible to increased harassment and suspicion.”
Once you put them into a form of an overall policy what you do is undermine the nature of counterterrorism,” said Herb London, president of the Hudson Institute. You’re trying to thwart the ability of those to counter terrorist activity.”Scheinin is set to present his findings Monday morning to the U.N.’s 3rd Committee, which helps set policy on social and cultural issues and oversees the Human Rights Council for the world body.
The Finnish law professor has been a special rapporteur since 2005. This year he visited Egypt as part of his mandate for the 47-member Council, and criticized countries like Somalia and Pakistan for selling out women’s rights to arrange a tenuous peace with Islamic militants.Legal experts said it was important to consider the effects of security measures on human rights, including the question of gender.
It does not strike me as ridiculous … to look at policies through the lens of gender,” said Benjamin Wittes, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution.Wittes noted that gender issues — including the Taliban’s vicious treatment of women — have made it virtually impossible for Western nations and Pakistan to have normal relations with the Taliban.
That’s not an inconsiderable criticism it’s a valid criticism, he said. But Wittes added that to place gender rights at the center of (counterterrorism policy) is kind of an absurd proposition that he said made the report ridiculous.
Schienen did not return requests for comment.